New Pop-Up: Harmony & Grain in Seattle


Chef & Owner Ryan Donaldson pivots Gather Kitchen & Bar to unveil
unique restaurant concept for the month of March 

SEATTLE, WA – Executive Chef Ryan Donaldson announced today he will flip his 3-year-old Gather Kitchen & Bar located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood and introduce Harmony & Grain, an exciting, new restaurant that will pop-up initially for the month of March. Inspired by chef’s passion for healthy, bold food and the pandemic’s impact on hospitality and consumer behavior, Harmony & Grain promises to bring food that tastes great and makes you feel great.

Keeping with the Gather brand which has always been to create tasty and inventive food, Harmony & Grain will offer just that in a fast-casual environment serving bold and flavorful grain bowls that are both beautiful and delicious. Each grain bowl comes with your choice of a flavorful grain or base, it is then topped with a specially curated mix of locally-sourced and house made veggies, legumes, fruits, sauces as well as additional toppings to create distinctly different flavors to suit your craving of the day. With a focus on convenience, Harmony & Grain will offer take-out as well as minimal outside and inside seating.

The grain bowl menu is diverse and robust to meet the needs of an array of special dietary needs and interests including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan. Bowl selections include, but are not limited to: The Niçoise Bowl with Albacore tuna or tofu, pickled green beans, cherry tomatoes, soft boiled eggs, kalamata olives, panisse crispies and green goddess dressing; The Great PNW Bowl with smoked salmon, roasted brussel sprouts and apples, dried cherries, roasted hazelnuts, aged cheddar and vadouvan-yogurt vinaigrette;  and The Oaxacan Bowl with braised short rib or tofu, mole negro, black beans, bell pepper, avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, shallot escabeche topped with pumpkin seeds.

Harmony & Grain is in the space formerly occupied by Gather Kitchen & Bar located at 5605 22nd Ave NW inside the Commons at Ballard, across from the Ballard Public Library and one block off Market Street. Open for lunch and dinner, 11am – 7pm Monday-Friday for take-out with limited indoor and outdoor seating. For more information and to view the full menu, visit

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